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Methodist boycott

The Methodist Church of Great Britain launched a boycott of all products from Israeli settlements in the Palestinian territories, prompting protests at the decision.

"It reflects the challenge that settlements present to a lasting peace in the region," said Christine Elliott, the church's secretary for external relationships, after a vote on the issue at the denomination's highest decision-making body, the Methodist Conference.

The church is also seeking to persuade Britain's major supermarkets to distinguish between products from Israeli settlements on the West Bank and Palestinian items.


Comments

Stephen Miller

Stephen Miller

Posted at 7:38 pm (U.S. Eastern) 8/25/2010

The challenge to lasting peace in that region is Palestinian terrorism and Hamas rockets.

No amount of appeasement of Islamic radicals is going to bring peace.

The Methodist Church of Great Britain needs to read its Bible and get on the right side.  God told Israel that He will bless those that bless Israel and curse those that curse Israel.

Richard

Richard

Posted at 2:34 pm (U.S. Eastern) 8/28/2010

I wonder what some churches, politicans, the U.N and media would have done if they had been alive during Israel's seige of Jericho. I believe it still taught in Sunday School and VBS as a positive action by most denominations?



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